After going through a full course of orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, wearing the Invisalign retainer is the best way to protect the investment you have just made in your smile.
Immediately following your treatment, you will likely be advised to wear it day and night for at least a year or two. After that, our Invisalign dentists in Los Angeles will recommend that you wear your Invisalign retainer at night for the rest of your life. That might sound drastic and may not exactly be what you wanted to hear, but it is the only method proven to keep your teeth in proper alignment. Your teeth will unfortunately try to do everything that they can to move back out of alignment. This condition is called orthodontic relapse, and it is responsible for patients being forced to undergo orthodontic treatment a second time later in life. Years ago, it was only recommended to wear retainers for a few years after orthodontic treatment, but dentists and orthodontist know better now. There were simply far too many cases of orthodontic relapse for those patients who stopped wearing their retainers after a few years or never even wore a retainer at all.
If you are finishing up your orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, it is recommended that you contact our expert in Invisalign retainers to schedule a consultation.